Thank You for Signing Up!
Thank you for signing up for 100 Mile Club this year. What a fun way to keep moving and stay active all year long!
Below, you'll find tools and tips to make your year a success, no matter the circumstance! Whether you're running at home or going back to school in person, we'll make it work. And if you have any questions, we're just a phone call or email away!
Share photos and video snippets using the hashtag #runlikeakid or #100MileClub. Join our dedicated 100 Mile Club Facebook and Instagram pages and share your adventures with us. You just might be a star!
Most importantly, run or walk your miles with joy.
Let's have an awesome year!
WHAT is included in the ELITE ($10) or ULTRA-ELITE ($15) Packages and WHEN are they earned?
- Challenge Accepted ID Card – Give this immediately, personalized with names. Be sure and read the wonderful wisdom written on the back!
- Annual 100 Mile Club Sticker – Give this at any time! It’s fun on water bottles, notebooks and more!
- (Ultra-Elite only) Collapsible Water Bottle – This can be given immediately or later if you’d prefer.
- (Ultra-Elite only) Drawstring Bag – Again, this can be given now or later.
THRU the YEAR:
- MILEstone T-Shirt – Earned at 25 miles. Begin wearing this fun shirt, mark the first box on the back using a sharpie or be creative with iron patches. Make it fun and celebrate each 25 mile goal to 100!
- MILEstone Pencil – Earned at 50 miles. Plus, mark the ‘50’ box on your shirt, you’re half-way there!
- MILEstone Wristband – Earned at 75 miles. Again, mark the ‘75’ box on the shirt and keeping going.
- (Ultra-Elite only) “WOW” Certificates – 4 additional certificates are given throughout the year, at MILEstones earned or for any special recognition you’d like to celebrate.
- (Ultra-Elite only) MILEstone Stickers – 25, 50, 75, 100 mile stickers are given as students earn these miles or placed on the “WOW” certificates.
- Year-end Certificate – All participants, no matter miles achieved, are given the beautiful year-end certificate, personalized with their name and miles earned. It’s time to celebrate everyone!
- GOLD Medal – For anyone reaching 100 miles or more, they will earn our amazing 100 Mile Club GOLD Medal with specialized lanyard. This is a BIG deal and great accomplishment! WTG!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Medals are not shipped in your incentive package and are ordered at the end of the school year (April/May). There is NO additional charge for the medal, but a small shipping cost will apply. Details about ordering will come in the Spring. For gifted memberships, your medal is included in your order, but you MUST earn it before you can wear it proudly!
Trackers and Spreadsheets
Apps for Tracking Miles
Mobile apps can be a great way to maintain accurate, precise mile tracking wherever your program takes place. But not every app is created the same! Many apps offer different features designed to fit a wide variety of runners, but some offer key distinctions that make them more suitable for specific uses. Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite apps for tracking miles, as well as insights we’ve learned from using each of them, and how they might best fit your specific situation.
This app can be summed up in one word: FUN! World Walking is more than just a mile tracker; it allows students to go on ‘virtual walks’ anywhere in the world by choosing one of countless destinations in the app. It’s perfect for staying connected with your child's class or school too, with group walks that emphasize teamwork and perseverance to reach HUGE goals. Create your own group within your school and/or join our 100 Mile Club group and walk with us across the entire country!
If you’re looking for a simple GPS mile tracker, there may be better options on this list. But for a fun, creative way to stay engaged while running at home, World Walking is a great choice!
A classic mile tracker, Strava has earned its reputation over the years and combines easy to use tracking with more advanced features for those who need them. Walks/runs are all saved and easily viewed later, making it easy to maintain accountability and encourage your child to set and beat their personal time/distance goal. Social features are also built in, making it possible to see how others in their class are doing and celebrate their achievements right in the app.
For an easy way to track miles, share progress and keep accountability, Strava has been one of our top recommendations for years, and it continues to deliver a great experience today.
Another very reputable mile tracking app, Runkeeper offers plenty of features and puts extra emphasis on setting, training for, and achieving goals you didn’t think were possible (anyone want to run a 10K?) Plenty of statistics and insights are available to track your progress, and even more are available with a paid subscription. There are basic social features here as well, including the ability to create and join groups, view your friends activity, and more.
While we find Strava a bit more intuitive and straightforward to use, this will come down to your personal preference. Runkeeper does a good job of offering plenty of options and customization to work for a variety of walkers/runners, but some of the more advanced features and training options require a subscription to access.